The Swarm at the Edge of the Cloud
Edward A. Lee, Jan Rabaey, David Blaauw, Prabal Dutta, Kevin Fu, Carlos Guestrin, Bjoern Hartmann, Roozbeh Jafari, Douglas L. Jones, John D. Kubiatowicz, Vijay Kumar, Rahul Mangharam, Brian T. Murray, George Pappas, Kris Pister, Anthony Rowe, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Sanjit A. Seshia, Tajana Simunic Rosing, Ben Taskar, John Wawrzynek, David Wessel

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Edward A. Lee, Jan Rabaey, David Blaauw, Prabal Dutta, Kevin Fu, Carlos Guestrin, Bjoern Hartmann, Roozbeh Jafari, Douglas L. Jones, John D. Kubiatowicz, Vijay Kumar, Rahul Mangharam, Brian T. Murray, George Pappas, Kris Pister, Anthony Rowe, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Sanjit A. Seshia, Tajana Simunic Rosing, Ben Taskar, John Wawrzynek, David Wessel. "The Swarm at the Edge of the Cloud". IEEE Design and Test of Computers on Cloud Computing for Embedded Systems, 31(3):8-20, June 2014.

Abstract
Today, large numbers of sensors and actuators embedded into innovativedevices are being introduced into our connected world at an accelerating rate. Thissensory swarm, or the swarm for short, presents an extension of the infosphere (today embodied in the cloud) into the physical world. The swarm gives the cloud eyes, ears, hands, and feet, enabling services that are directly embedded in the physical world rather than just in the cyber world. There is no question that the pervasive integration of smart, networked sensors and actuators into the physical world offers huge potential to address societal problems, to improve quality of life, and to smooth the boundaries between the human and the cyber worlds. But it comes with enormous challenges and risks-- both technical and non-technical. To mitigate these concerns, this paper proposes the adoption of open and universal platform to enable the simple, reliable, and secure deployment and operation of a multiplicity of distributed sense and control applications (which we call swarmlets). Providing access control and resource guarantees is essential to quality of experience and safety. Making the platform open and universal will unleash millions of swarm device and swarmlet developers, just as smart-phone platforms opened the door to millions of app developers.

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    Edward A. Lee, Jan Rabaey, David Blaauw, Prabal Dutta, Kevin
    Fu, Carlos Guestrin, Bjoern Hartmann, Roozbeh Jafari,
    Douglas L. Jones, John D. Kubiatowicz, Vijay Kumar, Rahul
    Mangharam, Brian T. Murray, George Pappas, Kris Pister,
    Anthony Rowe, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Sanjit A.
    Seshia, Tajana Simunic Rosing, Ben Taskar, John Wawrzynek,
    David Wessel. <a
    href="http://www.terraswarm.org/pubs/109.html"
    >The Swarm at the Edge of the Cloud</a>,
    <i>IEEE Design and Test of Computers on Cloud
    Computing for Embedded Systems</i>, 31(3):8-20, June
    2014.
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    Edward A. Lee, Jan Rabaey, David Blaauw, Prabal Dutta, Kevin
    Fu, Carlos Guestrin, Bjoern Hartmann, Roozbeh Jafari,
    Douglas L. Jones, John D. Kubiatowicz, Vijay Kumar, Rahul
    Mangharam, Brian T. Murray, George Pappas, Kris Pister,
    Anthony Rowe, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Sanjit A.
    Seshia, Tajana Simunic Rosing, Ben Taskar, John Wawrzynek,
    David Wessel. "The Swarm at the Edge of the
    Cloud". <i>IEEE Design and Test of Computers on
    Cloud Computing for Embedded Systems</i>, 31(3):8-20,
    June 2014.
  • BibTeX
    @article{LeeRabaeyBlaauwDuttaFuGuestrinHartmannJafariJonesKubiatowicz14_SwarmAtEdgeOfCloud,
        author = {Edward A. Lee and Jan Rabaey and David Blaauw and
                  Prabal Dutta and Kevin Fu and Carlos Guestrin and
                  Bjoern Hartmann and Roozbeh Jafari and Douglas L.
                  Jones and John D. Kubiatowicz and Vijay Kumar and
                  Rahul Mangharam and Brian T. Murray and George
                  Pappas and Kris Pister and Anthony Rowe and
                  Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli and Sanjit A.
                  Seshia and Tajana Simunic Rosing and Ben Taskar
                  and John Wawrzynek and David Wessel},
        title = {The Swarm at the Edge of the Cloud},
        journal = {IEEE Design and Test of Computers on Cloud
                  Computing for Embedded Systems},
        volume = {31},
        number = {3},
        pages = {8-20},
        month = {June},
        year = {2014},
        abstract = {Today, large numbers of sensors and actuators
                  embedded into innovativedevices are being
                  introduced into our connected world at an
                  accelerating rate. Thissensory swarm, or the swarm
                  for short, presents an extension of the infosphere
                  (today embodied in the cloud) into the physical
                  world. The swarm gives the cloud eyes, ears,
                  hands, and feet, enabling services that are
                  directly embedded in the physical world rather
                  than just in the cyber world. There is no question
                  that the pervasive integration of smart, networked
                  sensors and actuators into the physical world
                  offers huge potential to address societal
                  problems, to improve quality of life, and to
                  smooth the boundaries between the human and the
                  cyber worlds. But it comes with enormous
                  challenges and risks-- both technical and
                  non-technical. To mitigate these concerns, this
                  paper proposes the adoption of open and universal
                  platform to enable the simple, reliable, and
                  secure deployment and operation of a multiplicity
                  of distributed sense and control applications
                  (which we call swarmlets). Providing access
                  control and resource guarantees is essential to
                  quality of experience and safety. Making the
                  platform open and universal will unleash millions
                  of swarm device and swarmlet developers, just as
                  smart-phone platforms opened the door to millions
                  of app developers.},
        URL = {http://terraswarm.org/pubs/109.html}
    }
    

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